In any event, a friend emailed me this morning with a pointer to the newish Lamenti, a recording of a number of 17th c. laments, conducted by Emmanuelle Haim. EMI has track listings with, tantalizingly, little icons indicating that you can listen to the tracks.
Well, no. You have to join some kind of Listening Club to hear the tracks.
I'd settle for short samples. But I'm not joining EMI's Listening Club. Way to get my business, EMI! Welcome to the 21st century, where putting obstacles in people's way doesn't make you friends any more than DRM on CDs does.