Aldo Ceccato

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Aldo Ceccato (born 18 February 1934 in Milan) is an Italian conductor. He has worked as assistant to Sergiu Celibidache and was music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1973 until 1977. Then, from 1976 until 1982, he was music director of the Hamburg Philharmonic. He was also music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1985 until 1990. He is the son-in-law of conductor Victor de Sabata and has made a recording of de Sabata's compositions for the Hyperion record label. In 1971, he recorded Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and Verdi's La traviata, both with Beverly Sills.


Preceded by
Karsten Andersen
Principal Conductors, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Dmitri Kitajenko
Preceded by
Jesús López-Cobos
Principal Conductors, Orquesta Nacional de España
Succeeded by
Josep Pons
Preceded by
Leoš Svárovský
Principal Conductors, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
c. 1995– c. 2002
Succeeded by
Petr Altrichter