Why the term
Well, because it includes several lesser-known instruments and tools that we use:
For example, the harpsichord, and the pianos.
And in particular pianos from several different eras.
Because yes, one of the most fascinating subjects about the classical music repertoire is that the instruments that were used for their writing and their birth have evolved very quickly, throughout the last three centuries.
The cello has changed its dimensions, pitch, types of strings, types of bow many times, and sometimes inherited a spike, depending on the time and place.
The keyboards have doubled in size, gained in scope, changed their mechanics considerably, going from pinched to struck, and evolved in terms of tone and effects (pedals, mutes).
Thus, a Johann Sebastian Bach, a W.A. Mozart, a Johannes Brahms and a Claude Debussy, will have absolutely not experienced the same sounds.
It is this great journey that we would like to tell you about, in broad outline, using a multitude of instruments.