The life of Beethoven is the life of a great artist who was also a great man. His genius enlarged the language of music, for his compositions speak to the world of the struggles, aspirations and triumphs of the soul. They are deeply emotional and express the feelings of all humanity in their beauty. His character was a noble one. People respect him for his great genius and love him for the goodness and purity of his soul. 为了不愧于自己崇高的理想，他在痛苦和不幸中跟命运英勇地进行了一生的抗争。
Through grief and misfortune he bravely fought a lifelong battle with fate in order to be worthy of his high ideals.
本句节选自《THE LIFE OF BEETHOVEN》