I had never heard of Mr. Ciccolini, but I've heard Gymnopédie No. 1 many times, as I'm sure you have as well (my emphasis):
Through his recordings and live performances, Mr. Ciccolini was credited with bringing the work of Satie (1866-1925) to wide public attention. (In 1979, for instance, he played a program of Satie at the Bottom Line, the Greenwich Village cabaret.) Satie’s music, known for a hypnotic aural pointillism that prefigured minimalism, is today ubiquitous on film and television soundtracks.