Ultimately, though it was the chorus’s evening, and they rose to the work’s challenges superbly, with plenty of warm tone from sopranos and basses, and great strength in the alto and tenor lines. “Komm, Holder Lenz” sounded admirably fervent. The finest of pianissimos greeted the torpor of Summer. The fugues blazed with conviction. And the whirling harvest waltz (Rattle took it at an almost daunting speed) was glorious in its detail and elation.