Another 'what to play next'
I'm looking for something to play next- I'm an adult, no competitions, only for my own entertainment. I'm currently polishing spots on the Saint-Saens. I'm always working on a movement of Bach- right now it's the B minor Sarabande. Before the Saint-Saens, I played Reger's Opus 117, no 6. I don't necessarily have to play something difficult, but I also don't mind a challenge. I'm sort of burnt out on the violin standards, so something different would be great. Any suggestions?
You should check out Dorothy Delay's sequence of repertoire on the internet. It has "levels" of repertoire, you can just move through those as you go :)
Since the OP is looking to avoid the standards, I don't think the Delay sequence will be very helpful to them.
Like Lydia, I don't know what you mean by "violin standards". If you mean concerto repertoire and solo Bach, there is a lot more out there within the classical realm.
How about Perlman's arrangement of rag songs? They're hard, but they may be doable. How about Khachaturian's Violin Sonata? Do you think your teacher may be helpful? I think the OP is just looking for something unusual. What about the Biber Sonatas?
Well if you really want to go for the unusual, there are the four Ives violin sonatas. You need a fabulous pianist for those, though. If you have any kind of church background, the fourth sonata is kind of fun.
"I think the OP is just looking for something unusual."