A main-belt asteroid has been named for Riccardo Muti. Discovered on November 1, 1996 by V. S. Casulli at Colleverde Observatory in Guidonia (Rome), the asteroid has been named 37735 Riccardomuti.

The asteroid, which is around 4/5 km in diameter, was last observed on May 6, 2017. It has an absolute magnitude (the measure of the celestial object’s luminosity) of 14.8 H (the more luminous an object, the smaller its AM numerical value) and an orbital period of 3.57 years. Main-belt asteroids move between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.