Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

Play the treasure hunt and win!

All of Bach celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special All of Bach Treasure Hunt. Follow our hints, search through our recordings, and answer the questions below to make a chance to win the grand prize: attending an All of Bach recording. You can find the answers on our All of Bach channels (this website or via YouTube). Or just click on the video below the question.

Join us in celebrating All of Bach's 10th anniversary and win a unique prize!“

Question 1: which famous painting can be seen behind the musicians during the recording of the Fifth ‘Brandenburg’ concerto (BWV 1050)?

Question 2: which instrument does Sergey Malov play in the Sixth Cello Suite (BWV 1012)?

Question 3: in which city was the complete second book of the Well-Tempered Clavier (BWV 870-893) filmed?

Question 4: how many strings does the violone played by Robert Franenberg have in this video?

Question 5: In the Mass in B minor (BWV 232), one instrument only appears in the Quoniam (movement 10). Which instrument?

Question 6: in the ‘Canon a 4 Quaerendo invenietis’ from the Musikalisches Opfer (BWV 1079), the same violinist (Shunske Sato) appears three times. What is the difference between the three versions of Shunske?

Question 7: Which animal can be seen on top of the wooden fence in the first movement of cantata ‘Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben’ (BWV 8)?

Question 8: what is missing from the violins the musicians of the Netherlands Bach Society play on?

Question 9: which household device figures in the recording of the Coffee Cantata (BWV 211), to be seen in movement 8?

Question 10: Which piece of music can be heard in the documentary ‘All of Bach - Behind the scenes’?

Prize: attend an All of Bach recording
Out of all the correct answers submitted, we will draw the winner of the grand prize: attending the All of Bach recording of the Christmas Oratorio, including dinner and hotel accommodation. The recording will take place at the Muziekcentrum van de Omroep in Hilversum, the Netherlands on 3 and 4 January 2025.


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Terms and Conditions

- Everybody is invited to play the 10 Years All of Bach Treasure Hunt, excluding employees of the Netherlands Bach Society and their family members.
- The Treasure Hunt will run from 7 June to 1 September 2024.
- Answers can only be submitted via the form on the website.
- A maximum of one entry per person is allowed.
- You can submit your answers up to and including 1 September 2024. We will draw a winner from the entries with 10 correct answers.
- We will only use your personal details to contact you if you have won.
- The winner will be notified no later than 15 September 2024.
- The recording concerns parts 4, 5 and 6 of the Christmas Oratorio, which will be recorded at the Muziekcentrum van de Omroep in Hilversum, the Netherlands on 3 and 4 January 2025. The prize winner is invited to attend the recordings for 1 half-day. The exact time can be determined in consultation with the All of Bach production team.
- Dinner and hotel accommodation will be chosen by the Netherlands Bach Society.